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Slovenia

 


Operating Reactors: 
1 (joint management with Croatia)
Reactors in Construction: 0
Reactors Being Decommissioned: 0


High Level Waste in Interim Storage Facilities:
323 t HM fuel elements

Other Nuclear Waste:
2,294 m³ low and medium level waste is stored in interim storage facilities. A final repository for ??? low and medium level waste is planned to be commissioned in 2014. No data is available on the amount of very low level waste that is released as 'conventional waste'. More than nine million t of waste containing uranium have been generated by uranium mining activities.


Waste Management Concept for High Level Waste:

So far, spent fuel elements have been stored intermediately in reactor basins at the site of nuclear power plants. The final storage of high level waste is planned to take place in deep geological formations.

Final Disposal Situation for High Level Waste: 

Final storage is envisioned to take place after 2065. It is still uncertain, if this will happen in Slovenia, Croatia or a third country. A decision on a concept will be made in 2020.



Problems:

No real effort is being made to find a site for a final repository. The development of a waste management concept could be impeded. This is mostly due to Slovenia and Croatia's different responsibilities and interests in terms of running the reactor.